National Philanthropy Day

Mon, 11/21/2016

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As fundraisers we have learned firsthand the impact of “Storytelling” in opening people’s hearts and minds to embrace and support the missions of our organizations. Scientists have confirmed that compelling stories of triumph over struggle can dramatically alter the chemistry of the human brain engendering acts of compassion, kindness, generosity, and even heroism.

For the first time AFP-NYC is dedicating this very special event to presenting “New York Stories in Philanthropy”.  The honored “Storytellers” for the morning program were chosen from more than fifty videotaped narratives posted on and are representative of the many outstanding philanthropists, fundraising professionals, and volunteers who have given unstintingly of their financial resources, professional expertise, and volunteerism for the benefit of others.

We invite you to experience the pure magic of their stories in celebrating the spirit of generosity at the 2016 National Philanthropy Day Breakfast.

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Janice Abert - Board of Directors and Fundraising Committee Chair, High Water Women Foundation


Eric Heffler - National Executive Director, Israel Cancer Research Fund


Scott Isebrand - Founding Treasurer, Hell’s Kitchen Foundation, Inc.


Howard Adam Levy - Principal and Strategic Director, Red Rooster Group.


Saranne Rothberg - CEO, Comedy Cures Foundation


Monday, November 21, 2016
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Program
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York City, between 37th and 38th street

2016 National Philanthropy Day Co-Chairs

Bess Chazhur: Senior Director of Development, Montefiore Medical Center
John H Linder Jr.: Director, Orr Associates
Michael Ostroff, CFRE: Founder & President, The Ostroff Group


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